Archive for October, 2009

DU professor translated book by 2009 Nobel Prize winner

Sieglinde Lug, a professor emerita at the University of Denver, helped introduce the writing of 2009 Nobel literature prize winner Herta Müller to English-speaking countries. Lug translated Müller’s 1999 tome, Nadirs (University of Nebraska Press) from German to English. Müller, a German author, was awarded the prize Oct. 8. “It’s […]

Pioneer hockey team faces high expectations for 60th year

The University of Denver men’s hockey team enters the 2009–10 season with high expectations, and it’s not because Magness Arena is more than a mile above sea level. Just look at the polls. The Pioneers are ranked No. 1 in the College Sports men’s poll; the Grand Forks Herald […]

PBS documentary premieres at DU

A screening of the new PBS “American Experience” documentary The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) will premiere on campus Oct. 14. The film, which highlights one of President Franklin Roosevelt’s most popular New Deal programs, will be shown in Sturm Hall’s Davis Auditorium at 6 p.m. Admission is free. “The film looks […]

Illegal Pete’s breaks out the burritos

Holy guacamole! Illegal Pete’s is open at last. The Boulder-born taco and burrito chain that has struggled for nearly two years to set up shop in a former pizza parlor at the intersection of East Evans Avenue and Williams Street started serving customers this week. “It’s been a haul,” an […]

Alumna finds ways to improve failing schools

If you sat down next to education reform expert Kristin Waters (PhD ’06) on a city bus with five minutes to talk about how to fix schools, here’s what you might hear: “It’s about the instruction. It’s what happens in the classroom. It’s having smart, skilled teachers who want to […]

University of Denver Announces MBA in School Leadership

The University of Denver today announces the establishment of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in School Leadership program.

Lecture to highlight presidential influence

Noted author Sanford Horwitt will speak on the influence pioneering Chicago community organizer Saul Alinsky has had on President Barack Obama. The event, “Community Organizer-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Legacy of Saul Alinsky,” is co-sponsored by DU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning and the University of Colorado-Denver’s School […]

University hires arboretum director

Martin Quigley has a “green” green thumb. That’s green as in growth and green as in sustainability. Quigley, the University of Denver’s newest associate professor of biology and director of DU’s Alter Arboretum, says it’s not enough for landscaping to beautify an institution. It must also serve as that institution’s […]

Student video contest to focus on public transportation

DU students can win a Colorado Five-Mountain Ski Pass by showing how they move about the city. Students are asked to produce a video that shows how they use the Regional Transportation District’s bus or light rail system. Students can enter videos in one of four categories: Night on the […]

New Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall is ‘topped out’

One of the last pieces of structural steel enclosing the roof on the University of Denver’s Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall was lifted to the top of the building during a “topping out” ceremony Oct. 5, marking a significant landmark in the project. The $21.4 million building is slated for a June 2010 […]

Business professor offers hope, advice for transitioning baby boomers

During times of life transition, baby boomers should focus on enhancing their skills and celebrating existing strengths, says Karen Newman, a Daniels College of Business management professor. For many boomers, the economic conditions facing the country are necessitating a return to the job market or a postponement of retirement plans. […]

Adoptive families gain insight from DU professor’s research

Mitch Hyder, the radio voice of DU men’s and women’s basketball, and his wife, Reva, adopted their daughter, Haley, from China 5 years ago. They say they’ve enjoyed the change a child brought to their family and have been fortunate people outside their family have been supportive. It is not […]

DU joins theaters to commemorate death of Matthew Shepard

It’s been 11 years since gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was lured from a Laramie bar, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left for dead. It’s a sad anniversary, but it’s one the New York-based Tectonic Theater Project thought was worth recognizing. The company already has paid […]

Coombe says University is weathering financial storm with ‘sacrifice’

The economic condition of the nation has — and still is — trying the resiliency of the University, Chancellor Robert Coombe said in his Oct. 2 Convocation address to approximately 640 faculty and staff at Magness Arena. “If we bend but don’t break, they are times of extraordinary opportunity,” Coombe […]

DU launches sustainability minor

When Lisa Dale, a lecturer in DU’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences divisions, began studying and then teaching something called “sustainability,” she says it was considered an educational oddity, a niche that barely registered. “I used to walk into my classes and students didn’t know what sustainability was,” she says. […]